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User:Bjankuloski06 (Bojan Jankuloski)
- Option 3: New Creation: What was one useful outcome that was created at the event for the Wikimedia movement?
- Add a link to something new that was created as a result of your participation in this event (for example, you might link to a new tool that you and your co-participants worked on at the Hackathon, or to pages created in a workshop you participated in).
Contemporary Art Museum of Macedonia - GLAM & Wikidata
Inspired by Wikidata and GLAM workshop held at Wikimania 2016 and the work of our Dutch and Finnish colleagues, Toni Ristovski (Ehrlich91), our Board Chair and Community Coordinator, initiated the idea for a metadata collaboration with the Contemporary Art Museum of Macedonia, a venerable institution exhibiting a vast collection of works, representing 272 artists from Macedonia and around the world, working in the 20th and 21st century. The project is to be carried out by myself, Bojan Jankuloski, as a manager of our programmes.
The museum prides itself in its exhibits and has meticulously documented their possessions. Now, they have expressed interest in providing all the information about their works to Wikidata in the manner already done at the Flemish art collections, Europeana Art History Challenge and other places.
This collaboration also opens the possibility of organising trainings and editing sessions in the institution, related the artist represented in the National and International collection of the museum, possibly involving students of the arts.
Many thanks to our collagues from Wikimedia Netherlands and Wikimedia Finland, providing us the idea and know-how of integrating GLAM into Wikidata (above). There were a good number of people interested in our work and willing to answer questions, and accept general initiatives for common project. A few of them were the members of the Wikimedia Deutschland, who were very helpful around Wikidata and Open Science, Wikimedia Eesti, with whom we traditionally collaborate in the science field, Wikimedia Argentina, interested in our video-work, as well as others who were willing to take new ideas on board.